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Released: 2011-03-22

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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R.R. Martin

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long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of stability. In a land the place summers can last a long time and wintry weathers an entire life, hassle is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing past the dominion’s protecting Wall. on the center of the battle lie the Starks of Winterfell, a circle of relatives as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean masses, here's a tale of lords and girls, fabulous and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.

right here an enigmatic band of warriors endure swords of no human steel; a tribe of fierce wildlings lift men off into insanity; a cruel younger dragon prince barters his sister to win again his throne; and a determined girl undertakes the most treach and everyerous of journeys. Amidentification plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the destiny of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the stability, as each and every endeavors to win that deadliest of battles: the sport of thrones.

here's the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s fabulous cycle of novels that comes with A clash of Kings and A storm of Swords. As a complete, this series contains a genuine masterpiece of up to date delusion, bringing together the most productive the style has to provide. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and journey fill those pages and delivery us to a global not like any we've ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the most nice achievements of innovative fiction.
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Editorial overview

Readers of epic delusion series are: (1) patient--they're left in suspense between each and every volume, (2) power--they reread or no less than review the former book(s) whilst a new installment comes out, (3) sturdy--those 700-page doorstoppers are heavy, and (four) mentally agile--they practice a host of characters via a myriad of subplots. In A sport of Thrones, the first book of a projected six, George R.R. Martin rewards readers with a vividentificationly actual world, well-drawn characters, complex however coherent plotting, and beautifully built prose, which Locus known as "well above the norms of the style."

Martincff0four78#39;s Seven Kingdoms resemble England throughout the Wars of the Roses, with the Stark and Lannister families standing in for the Yorks and Lancasters. the tale of those families and their struggle to keep watch over the Iron Throne dominates the foreground; in the againground is a large, historic wall marking the northern border, past which barbarians, ice vampires, and direwolves risk the south as years-lengthy wintry weather advances. abroad, a dragon princess lives amongst horse nomads and goals of fiery reconquest.

there may be so much bloodshed, cruelty, and death, however A sport of Thrones is however compelling; it garnered a Nebula nomination and won the 1996 Locus Award for best Fantasy Novel. So, directly to A clash of Kings! --Nona Vero

e book main points

writer: George R.R. Martinwriter: BantamBinding: PaperagainLanguage: EnglishPages: 720

equivalent e books

A Clash of Kings (HBO Tie-in Edition): A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Two
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2)
A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Three


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